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Full text of "Mathura A District Memoir"

APPENDIX   C.
LIST o? TBBES THAT GROW us THE DISTBIOT.
ADANSQHLI digitata ; no native name : tlie Baobab or monkey-bread tree; two
fine specimens in one of the gardens in cantonments.
AGASTI, from the Hindn saint of that name; jEschynomene or Sesbania grandi-
flora; a small soft-wooded tree with large handsome flowers^ which "are
eaten as a vegetable.                         f -
AKOL, for Sanskrit ankola ; a small tree with yellow flowers, which I have seen
only in the Konai rakhya, where there are several specimens of it Apparently
the Alangium.
JIM, for Sanskrit dmra; Mangifera Indica, the mango tree*
AMALT^S, Cassia Fistula ; the Indian Laburnum.
XML^J from the Sanskrit amla, the Latin amara, with reference to the acidity
of its fruit. PhyUanthus Embiica, or Emblica officiaaHs.
ABNI, Clerodendrom Phlomoides, a shrub with sweet-scented flowers, resembling
the honey-suckle.
ARUA, for Sanskrit arcdu, Ailanthus excelsa,   A fee forest tree, with leaYes
from two to three feet long, and panicles of yellowish flowers.   Frequent
in the avenue along the Mathura and Delhi road.
ASOK; Sanskrit asoka; Saraca Indica or Jonesia Asoka ? indigenous in {he
forests of southern India, where it is famous for its magnificent red flowers;
I have never seen it blossom here.
BXsiKANG, Embelia robusta, a small tree, called by that name at Namgama in
the Chhata pargana, but apparently known in other villages as the ajanruM,;
flowers in February and March when almost bare of leaves. It is used as
a remedy for colds and rheumatism (<bai)3 which may be the origin of the
name.
BABtfLj Acacia Arabica.
BAHBRA, for Sanskrit wSX&ofca, Terminalia bellerica. A tall straight-growing
tree with large leaves and greenish yellow flowers of unpleasant smell-
Fruit a large ovoid nut, used in dyeing and tanning, also as a medicine and
for making ink ; the kernels are eaten, but are said to be intoxicaiing.
Frequent in the avenue on the Mathmi and Delhi road.
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